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southafricalogoNews24 reports that Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has ordered an investigation into allegations of workplace bullying and unfair treatment of junior employees in the public service.  

This followed the publication of a Public Service Commission (PSC) report earlier this year that detailed several cases of misconduct and other grievances against senior managers that were not being investigated.  Noting the report with concern, Dlodlo instructed the labour and human resources units of the department to follow up and uncover cases across the public service sector.  "We are concerned about such allegations of unfair treatment of junior employees.  This does not only reflect badly on our disciplinary system as the public service, but it also dampens the morale of these employees and affects workplace productivity and relations," Dlodlo said in a statement.  The investigations will start immediately and a report will be tabled to the minister before the end of the financial year.  In addition, the DPSA said a technical assistance unit for discipline, ethics and integrity would be established by 31 March 2019 to further strengthen the fight against corruption.

  • Read Alex Mitchley’s report on this story in full at News24
  • Read too, Damning report exposes bullying in the public service, at The Star
  • Read the Minister’s press statement in this regard at SA Govt News

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